Production has begun on season two of HBO's Original drama series "House of the Dragon" at Leavesden Studios in the United Kingdom.
"House of the Dragon has returned. We are thrilled to be shooting again with members of our original family as well as new talents on both sides of the camera. All your favorite characters will soon be conspiring at the council tables, marching with their armies, and riding their dragons into battle. We can't wait to share what we have in store," said Ryan Condal, Co-Creator/Showrunner/Executive Producer.
In its first season of production, "House of the Dragon" set up a successful on-set shadowing and mentorship program for production trainees. Now that filming is underway on season two, "House of the Dragon" has once again opened its doors to WBD Access Directors Shadows, giving two emerging directors, B Welby, and Ebele Tate, the chance to hone their skills and learn from one of the finest crews in the industry.
The second season promises to be just as thrilling as the first. The show will continue to follow the Targaryen family's reign over Westeros, and viewers can expect to see more political intrigue, battles, and dragon riding. The showrunners have promised to keep fans engaged with the story, and they are excited to share what they have in store.
Season Two stars Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D'Arcy, Eve Best, Steve Toussaint, Fabien Frankel, Ewan Mitchell, Tom Glynn-Carney, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rhys Ifans. Additional returning cast includes Harry Collett, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Phia Saban, Jefferson Hall, and Matthew Needham.
"House of the Dragon" is the prequel series to "Game of Thrones", another highly successful George R.R. Martin program from HBO. The show premiered in 2011 and ran for eight seasons until its conclusion in 2019, and has been critically acclaimed and has won numerous awards, including 59 Primetime Emmy Awards, which is more than any other television series in history.
As the production begins, fans of the series can also look forward to seeing the intricate and visually stunning costumes that the show has become famous for. Emmy-winning costume designer Michele Clapton, who designed the costumes for "Game of Thrones", is returning to work her magic on "House of the Dragon". Clapton's costumes have become iconic and are often cited as one of the reasons for the show's success. Fans can expect to see an array of stunning outfits, from the Targaryen family's signature dragon-inspired designs to the elaborate armor worn by the knights of Westeros.
In addition to the return of Clapton, fans can also expect to see some new faces in the writing room. The show's creators have enlisted the help of several experienced writers to ensure that the second season continues to deliver the same level of quality storytelling that fans have come to expect. Among the new additions to the writing team are Claire Kiechel, Ti Mikkel, and Wes Tooke. These writers bring a wealth of experience and fresh perspectives to the series, and fans can expect some exciting new plotlines and character developments as a result. With the combination of talented writers, skilled crew members, and a dedicated cast, "House of the Dragon" is poised to continue its success into its second season and beyond.
George R.R. Martin will serve as Co-Creator/Executive Producer; Ryan Condal will serve as Co-Creator/Showrunner/Executive Producer alongside Executive Producers Sara Hess, Alan Taylor, Melissa Bernstein, Kevin de la Noy, Loni Peristere, and Vince Gerardis.
In addition to the "Game of Thrones" franchise, HBO is known for producing and broadcasting other popular television shows, documentaries, and movies, including "The Sopranos", "Sex and the City", "Chernobyl", "Westworld", and many others. HBO has won numerous awards for its programming, including Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Peabody Awards. HBO is available in over 70 countries worldwide and has millions of subscribers globally.